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    Hi Im quite new to ic and do not fully understand how flares operate yet! Ive been in a flare for just over a week. I think it was caused by intercourse. Some of the days its not as bad and feels like it's going but then later on in the day or the next day when I wake up, it will reappear. This happens mainly in the evening between about 8-10pm. I'll get bad pressure and need to go every 5 mins. I was wondering if anybody else's flares are up and down like this. Since starting Cystoprotek, Ive not had a flare, this is my first proper one and Im wondering when it will pass. One last thing- how long do your flares caused by sex usually last?

    Thanks

  • #2
    mine are like that now because of the stress in my life.
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    • #3
      My sex flares can last from 24 hours to about 2 days! I have to do a particular ritual to keep from going into one. I hate it because it takes the excitement out of being with your hubby or boyfriend.
      DX'd with IC 5/08
      other Dx's~SVT: had Catheter
      Catheter Ablation Aug 19,2010
      Migraines, PFD, Hypertension,
      Prolapsed Pelvic
      Organs and Degenerative Disc
      Disease, Kidney stones, Insomnia
      Two bulging discs w/tears and osteo
      arthritis in multiple joints in the spine



      Current Meds:Elmiron 400 mg per day
      Benicar Hct 40-25mg for Hypertension
      Norvasc 2.5
      Vicoden as needed for pain
      Cymbalta 30 mg
      Prelief
      CystaQ
      Prosed
      Lidoderm Patch


      Psalm 121
      I will lift up my eyes to the hills from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.


      "Be Kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle"

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      • #4
        Stress does that to me also Linda May. I hope things get better for you!

        Hugs,
        Aleet7
        DX'd with IC 5/08
        other Dx's~SVT: had Catheter
        Catheter Ablation Aug 19,2010
        Migraines, PFD, Hypertension,
        Prolapsed Pelvic
        Organs and Degenerative Disc
        Disease, Kidney stones, Insomnia
        Two bulging discs w/tears and osteo
        arthritis in multiple joints in the spine



        Current Meds:Elmiron 400 mg per day
        Benicar Hct 40-25mg for Hypertension
        Norvasc 2.5
        Vicoden as needed for pain
        Cymbalta 30 mg
        Prelief
        CystaQ
        Prosed
        Lidoderm Patch


        Psalm 121
        I will lift up my eyes to the hills from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.


        "Be Kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle"

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        • #5
          Originally posted by aleet7 View Post
          My sex flares can last from 24 hours to about 2 days! I have to do a particular ritual to keep from going into one. I hate it because it takes the excitement out of being with your hubby or boyfriend.
          Thanks for your reply. Can I ask what your ritual is?

          Sarah

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          • #6
            I don't know if this will help shed light on your current situation or not, but I was wondering: what time do you eat dinner at?

            I ask because maybe you are having flares in reaction to eating a bigger meal in the evening.

            For myself, if I am in a flare cycle, regardless what caused it, I always get the flare symptoms after I eat dinner. I think that it is because I eat small meals and snacks during the day, so my bladder isn't being irritated by my stomach/bowel, but when I have dinner, it is usually one big meal, that ends up giving me pain and frequency.

            Don't know if something similar is happening to you, but reading your initial post really reminded me of my own symptoms. My IBS causes at least half of my IC-pain and I'm only know starting to figure out how to avoid the same flare cycles from happening. Basically, I try to avoid drinking anything before, during, and after dinner (to digest better) and have been making great efforts to eat more balanced meals throughout the day.
            Me: Canadian. 31.

            IC symptoms: Cramping, burning, frequency. Pain!

            Pain management: Ibuprofen. AZO. Marijuana. Prelief. The IC Diet.

            My IC-safe, Gluten-free, Lactose-free food blog:
            Good for Your Guts

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            • #7
              I also have times of the day that are worse for me. Usually right before bed... I probably pee 10 times before I actually fall asleep.
              I am the mother to my beautiful son Parker Thomas.
              I have had IC for 10 years, and I also have migraines, endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, osteopenia, peptic ulcers, fibromyalgia, and PFD.
              I am currently prescribed Effexor XR 150 for depression/anxiety, 50mcg Fentanyl patch, Percocet for breakthrough pain, Klonipin for sleep and anxiety, and d-amphetamine salt xl for ADHD and excessive daytime sleepiness due to my pain meds, Pyridium, 10 mg of Valium (inserted vaginally to relax pelvic floor muscles, and I do bladder instillations once a day consisting of a mixture of 3cc Sodium Bicarbonate, 5CC Lidocane, & 22cc of Heparin. I also regularly use a prescribed TENS unit for pelvic pain, along with lots of rest in bed with my four, four-legged furry friends. (I once heard called "fur-therapy")
              There is always something beautiful around you, sometimes you just have to look for it!

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